Cody Bolton
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 210LBS | Age: 25
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 6, #178, Pittsburgh Pirates | Tracy (CA) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 0 6.33 16 0 0 21.1 22 2.11
2024 0 0 4.41 15 0 0 16.1 14 1.29
2 Seasons 1 0 5.50 31 0 0 37.2 36 1.75
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 16 1-0 6.33 21.1 22 2.11
2024 15 0-0 4.41 16.1 14 1.29
2 Seasons 31 1-0 5.50 37.2 36 1.75
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2023 25 455 69 7 10.1 6.5 92.6 111.1 8.8 42.0 .301 .491 .414 .392 .447 43.5 20.6 14.0 6.33 6.95
2024 26 254 47 4 8.5 5.8 88.6 113.4 17.6 36.2 .234 .399 .309 .317 .347 38.3 20.3 11.6 4.41 3.98
Player 709 116 11 9.5 6.3 90.9 113.4 12.5 39.7 .274 .454 .373 .362 .406 41.4 20.5 13.1
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bolton relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(31.9%) ,
Sinker
(30.3%) ,
Sweeper
(23.2%) ,
Changeup
(10.6%) ,
Four Seamer
(3.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 39.1 21.7 37.7 1.4 40.6 39.1 20.3 2.9 29.0 14.5 36.2 5.8 10.1 6.5
2024 38.3 21.3 23.4 17.0 38.3 31.9 29.8 2.1 29.8 31.9 21.3 6.4 8.5 5.8
Player 38.8 21.6 31.9 7.8 39.7 36.2 24.1 2.6 29.3 21.6 30.2 6.0 9.5 6.3
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2024 Cutter SEA R 81 88.9 31.9 -5.2 -20 5.9 3.7 161
2024 Changeup SEA R 27 91.3 33.8 4.0 13 14.9 -1.0 -6
2024 Sinker SEA R 77 94.8 24.7 1.7 7 14.5 -1.0 -7
2024 Sweeper SEA R 59 83.7 35.4 -2.0 -5 13.0 -0.7 -5
2024 4-Seam Fastball SEA R 10 95.0 17.8 -3.2 -22 3.0 -4.8 -62
2023 4-Seam Fastball PIT R 249 95.2 16.1 -1.3 -9 5.9 -2.2 -27
2023 Changeup PIT R 75 91.7 32.9 3.6 12 14.1 -1.6 -10
2023 Sweeper PIT R 131 83.6 37.5 -0.7 -2 13.2 -0.4 -3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 Cutter 2.5 2 81 31.9 21 .190 .238 .188 31.4 19.0 20.0 .202 .229 .189 23.5
2024 Sinker -0.8 -1 77 30.3 19 .286 .714 .487 22.6 26.3 27.8 .295 .594 .459 55.6
2024 Sweeper 1.9 1 59 23.2 17 .125 .375 .232 25.0 17.6 16.7 .154 .380 .248 38.5
2024 Changeup -1.3 0 27 10.6 8 .286 .286 .225 10.0 12.5 10.0 .347 .445 .327 42.9
2024 4-Seam Fastball -9.0 -1 10 3.9 4 .500 .500 .575 20.0 25.0 16.7 .389 .796 .595 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -3 249 54.7 58 .378 .667 .498 18.1 13.8 13.6 .331 .618 .462 57.9
2023 Sweeper -2.1 -3 131 28.8 40 .297 .351 .340 31.4 30.0 31.6 .274 .350 .303 24.0
2023 Changeup -3.0 -2 75 16.5 9 .250 .500 .400 21.4 22.2 10.5 .254 .423 .339 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Changeup 23 91.3 77 15.9 2:15 3:15 -60
2024 Cutter 81 88.9 38 7.0 10:00 9:30 30
2024 4-Seam Fastball 10 95.0 74 12.4 12:45 12:30 15
2024 Sinker 74 94.8 72 15.9 1:15 2:30 -75
2024 Sweeper 58 83.7 56 14.0 8:45 9:15 -30
2023 Changeup 63 91.7 76 14.7 2:00 3:15 -75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 237 95.3 82 14.8 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Sweeper 124 83.6 59 13.9 8:30 9:00 -30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 107 455 0 0 -6 -2 -8
2024 69 254 3 2 -1 -2 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 455 44.2 69.7 85.0 19.3 51.0 44.0 50.5 41.5 23.3 7.3 90.9
2024 254 43.9 57.1 89.1 28.7 53.7 42.0 68.1 41.3 24.8 5.5 57.1
Player 709 44.1 65.2 86.3 22.7 52.2 43.2 57.4 41.5 23.8 6.6 80.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2023 71 80 50
2024 64 53 46
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 23.7 3 3.4 0 2 2 2 66.7
2024 21.8 2 2.0 0 1 1 1 50.0
Player 22.9 5 5.4 0 3 3 3 60.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 3 4 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 3
2024 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Player 5 6 4 6 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 7 6 5 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 5 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.2 92.0 -3.2
Offspeed Velocity 91.7 91.3 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 83.6 83.7 0.1
Exit Velocity 92.6 88.6 -4.0
Launch Angle 8.8 17.6 8.8
Barrel % 10.1 8.5 -1.6
Hard Hit % 43.5 38.3 -5.2
LA Sweet-Spot % 42.0 36.2 -5.8
xBA .301 .234 -0.067
BA .333 .217 -0.116
xwOBA .392 .317 -0.075
wOBA .414 .309 -0.105
xSLG .491 .399 -0.092
SLG .522 .400 -0.122
K% 20.6 20.3 -0.3
BB% 14.0 11.6 -2.4
Swing % 41.5 41.3 -0.2
Whiff% 23.3 24.8 1.5
In Zone % 44.2 43.9 -0.3
Out of Zone % 55.8 56.1 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 19.3 28.7 9.4
First Pitch Swing % 19.6 31.9 12.3
First Pitch Strike % 50.5 68.1 17.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2023 Shades 107 .414 61 7 11.5 46 28 60.9
2024 Shades 69 .309 38 4 10.5 31 21 67.7
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 110 13.7 70.0% 0.0% 111 16.6 25.2% 0.9%
2024 71 15.8 39.4% 0.0% 51 18.2 7.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution